WORLD CUP LIVE: Belgium 2 Algeria 1
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All over - Belgium take the points.
Rais tips over Fellaini's header. Would have been three.
Mertens blasts his shot past Rais to cap off a magnificent break. Great ball from Hazard to find him. Algeria must be gutted.
De Bruyne's cross from the left and Fellaini gets his head on it, ball comes off the bar and down over the line.
Fellaini on for Belgium and making a nuisance of himself right away.
Belgium fans looking right royally miffed.
Algeria parking the bus like never before now.
Medjani nearly makes it two with a header from a corner. Belgium living dangerously.
Better from Belgium. Looks like they are starting to have a go now.
Witsel heads over the top for Belgium - looked rather surprised that the cross had dropped to him.
Chadli gets closer this time - decent move from Belgium but Rais blocks his angled shot.
Chadli has another effort from distance that doesn't trouble Rais.
@MarcIles Glad i didn't take your advice and put money on it !— @richarddoxsey 17 June 2014
Vertonghen blasts a free kick from a good posiiton well over the bar. Wasted his chance to make amends.
Witsel's dipping shot forces Rais into his first meaningful save.
Nabil Bentaleb booked
Think the nozzle is broken on the ref's free kick spray. Ended up making a giant Mr Whippy style mess on the floor. Belgium also made a mess of the free kick.
It was Feghouli who won the spot kick and he placed it calmly into the net. Dark horses on the ropes.
Feghouli slots it home. Algeria take a shock lead.
Vertonghen push on Mahrez
Penalty to Algeria
Not seen anything of Eden Hazard.
RT @ChristophClarke: Vincent Kompany be looking like Handsome Squidward http://t.co/OlLadpZzGY— @hannahmcnasty11 17 June 2014
No shots to speak of in the opening quarter of an hour, though. Hope we're not in for another one of THOSE games.
Algeria have seen plenty of the ball early on. Not the steamrollering I was expecting.
Sorry for the delay in the coverage - wifi gave out for a moment.
@MarcIles 3-0 Poor Agerian defensive display.— @johnhunter52 17 June 2014
Thibaut Courtois has played 17 times for Belgium. He's never lost a game and has kept 10 clean sheets.
The Belgians one of the last sides to get up and running - and a side many fancy to do well in this tournament.
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